CP Odumosu Threatens Sanctioning Area Commanders, DPOs Over Illegal Roadblocks

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Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command CP Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu


By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos


The Commissioner of Police Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu has threatened to sanction  Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers whose jurisdictions fall along the Badagry Expressway over failure of  their operatives to dismantle illegal road blocks along the route.
The concerned jurisdictions are that of Area E, Festac and Area K, Marogbo.
Odumosu had ordered the immediate dismantling of all illegal road blocks by police teams attached to the State Command at the weekend, while addressing the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the command on the general security situation in the state and reviewing the Anti Crime Strategies of the command in order to sustain its feats on crime control and comform with the present happenings in Lagos State.
According to the Commissioner of Police, the directive was part of efforts to restore sanity and decency to the operations of the police along the ever-busy international route.
He consequently directed them to embark on aggressive motorised patrol and surveillance to police their areas and the route. 

This was contained in a release made available to journalists by the police public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi at the weekend.
It reads,  ” In his bid to restore sanity and decency to the operations of the police along the ever-busy international route, Lagos/Badargy Expressway, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for the immediate dismantling of illegal road blocks by the police teams from the Lagos State Police Command. 
The Commissioner of Police gave the directive on Friday 9th April, 2021, while addressing the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in the command on the general security situation in the state and reviewing the Anti Crime Strategies of the command in order to sustain its feats on crime control and comform with the present happenings in Lagos State.
The Police boss, while reacting to some complaints from the general public and some security reports on the police activities along the international route, ordered the Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers whose jurisdictions fall along the Badargy Expressway, that is Area E, Festac and Area K, Marogbo, to withdraw their men from the illegal road blocks and embark on aggressive motorised patrol and surveillance to police their areas and the route. 
The Commissioner of Police confirmed that the illegal police road blocks along the route have been condemned by the Government, international bodies and interest groups and they must be dismantled without delay. He however noted that other police operatives from other police formations, outside the supervision of the Lagos State Police, who operate along the route as well, will be contacted to adjust and do the needful to restore sanity to their operations.
CP Hakeem Odumosu then warned the concerned Area Commanders to desist and take necessary action on the full compliance with his order as any defaulter will be sanctioned accordingly”.

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